Here's the TL:DR version:
Due to the extensive crossovers I plan for my various series as part of an interconnected world, I'm planning to self-publish. (Thus avoiding messy legal entanglements.)
Since crossovers take planning and I don't want to do too many awkward retcons, I'm doing a "publishing freeze" and focusing instead on writing as many of these manuscripts as possible before rapid-releasing.
I'm also significantly burnt out right now and need a breather. (Motherhood is amazing, but babies need attention.)
What does this mean? It means you won't see my books on shelves for a while (years) and I'm going to be less active on social media while I do all the behind-the-scenes that I need to do. It also means I'm discontinuing my Plan With Me series for the moment while I restructure.
I DO still have ideas for engaging at a moderate pace, so stay tuned for that information!
Who's going to be the most in-the-know? The people getting my email newsletter and Patreon supporters!
Today is the day! You are about to blast off on a twelve-day journey through many worlds, some that look like our own and some that are far, far away. What souvenirs will you collect on the way?
I'm so excited to be participating in a fantastic Christmas event, featuring a new SFF author every day. Do you like free books? Book swag? Discounts? Then you've come to the right place! Remember, the goodies are available for THAT DAY ONLY, so keep an eye on social media and the authors' blogs to know what's happening where. Or (better yet) sign up for the authors' email lists to get an email reminder on the day of their event. I also have a handy list at the end of this email to help you keep all the details straight. ?
Today is my turn to host and I can't wait to share the fun with you!
(Also, here's a video that explains the event!)
Free & Discounted Fantasy and Science Fiction!
I'm super stoked to announce that this Sunday kicks off a fantastic event, the 12 Days of Christmas SFF Blog Tour, featuring books by twelve talented science fiction and fantasy authors. Every day, stop by a different author’s blog and/or social media page to nab books and bookish delights. The goodies are available for THAT DAY ONLY, so take a look at the list below to know whose blog to visit on which day. Better yet, sign up for the authors' email lists to get an email reminder on the day that they host the event.
Today's usual episode of Hidden Face is postponed until next Friday in favor of a celebration for my new novella, Wings Beneath Water, which releases today!
If you aren't part of my email list, you want to be, because you'll be getting some goodies in your inbox today.
What's WINGS BENEATH WATER?
Dragons. Legends. An ancient power. And two brothers who refuse to give up on one another.
Click here to check out the description, book trailer, and reviews, and to buy your own copy!
In the spirit of celebration, here are some special treats:
Congratulations to Laura Pol and Keren Johnson, the winners of the giveaway! Both of you ladies will receive print copies of WINGS BENEATH WATER in the mail soon.
If you participated in the giveaway but didn't win, check your inbox. I have a special surprise for you!
And if you're not already part of my email list, you want to be, because March 31st is your lucky day. Why?
Want a shot at winning one of two free copies of WINGS BENEATH WATER? Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!
If you already follow me on Facebook or Twitter, by all means, give yourself credit for it!
To clarify: One winner is not getting two copies. Two winners are getting one copy each. So you could be one of the lucky two!
You've seen the cover, you know the release date. Now enjoy this book trailer for WINGS BENEATH WATER!
"They say if you see wings beneath the water, you get a second chance to live."
Ever since Risha was found on the shores of the river and adopted into the tribe, he and his brother Uraun have been inseparable. But when a neighboring tribe ignites war, killing the boys’ father, their lives start on a path that begins to divide them.
As the tribe goes to war, Risha’s gift awakens. He is the Siyeen, capable of reading a person’s true nature—and in Uraun’s nature, he reads only vengeance.
Fearing that his gift will endanger Uraun, Risha flees to the marshes. To save his brother’s soul, Risha must learn the secrets of the first Siyeen and seek the redemption that will grant his brother a second chance.
Several years ago, I held a short poll on my website, asking readers to come up with a cool science fiction or fantasy book title. I would write a short story about it.
One reader came up with the title of WINGS BENEATH WATER.
The title ignited my imagine and my story went through several developments (and won an award as a short story) before it reached its current form today.
So, in preparation for its release on March 31st, I am sharing the cover today!
Okay, I have got to get my jitters down on a page so that I can actually get something done with the rest of my day. Drumroll please...
I just placed in the top 50 for this quarter of the Writers of the Future speculative fiction contest! This thing is, like, THE BIGGEST international contest for speculative fiction, so I imagine there are a LOT of entries per quarter.
I write YA/adult fantasy & sci-fi that explores fantastic new worlds, with stories that burn through the darkest realities with hope and redemption.
Learn more here!